There is supposed to be a sense of completion to memoirs. Three parts: Life lived, the effects that linger now X is over, and the it’s-never-over part. Maybe three parts more: Lessons learned. Burdens still carried. Clarity sought. And the coda of forgiveness, of self [...]
Martha King’s books include the story collection North & South (Spuyten Duyvil), Imperfect Fit: Selected Poems (Marsh Hawk), and Little Tales of Family and War (Spuyten Duyvil). Her zine, Giants Play Well in the Drizzle, which published from 1983 to 1993, is part of the Rare Books collection at SUNY Buffalo.The piece in this issue is edited and condensed from a book-length memoir also titled Outside Inside. She lives in Brooklyn.
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